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    Fuck it, full house TK built 202, ITBs, or triple webers.

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    Awesome car mate. I have an a us version 4 Cylinder lb coupe. What's the engine in yours? Looks a lot different to the Vauxhall engine in mine.

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    If the engine bay is shorter then a six is out of the question but a V8 is still only half a cylinder longer than a 4, my thought would be a healthy 308, keeping with the correct heritage, there was never a factory Chev V8 Torana but Holden V8 was.

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    autohaus
    would certainly be a rare and unusual thing to bring back to australia.



    Holden’s story in the Philippines began in the 1960s, with various cars in GM’s empire assembled in Manila, including EH-HQ Holdens.

    The Torana enjoyed a few years of local assembly from 1975, with all models powered by the Opel 1.9 overhead cam engine, making 76kW. It was sold as the Holden 1900, Holden SL and there was a luxury Holden Premier. The hottest version was the 81kW Autohaus version, with a stripe package. It wasn’t continued into the 1980s, with the Isuzu Gemini again succeeding it, and ‘jeepneys’ that are a cornerstone of Philippines transport utilising the valuable factory space. attractive nose of the 6-cylinder


    2 pages - but micro scale L
    can see factory fitted roll cage... officer
    Last edited by 9triton; 06-10-17 at 09:18 PM.

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    Engine looks sweet there.

    80s blow through turbo, intercooler optional.

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    So ive come to find out my uncle used ti actually own this thing. Migbr have to stay as is for a bit lol

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    Yup as mentioned... 6 cyl sheetmetal but a 4 cyl engine
    Plenty of room in there

    When going V8 on these cars you usually relocate the steering abit for more room and so you don't sit offset like they originally are... you'll know what I mean when you sit in it
    That might be a slight issue.... but everything else is easy
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    ecomoo for the mo Fucking win!

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    Yeah, that doesn't actually look like the Aussie shorter LCs.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    They're both 90* v8s?
    SBC is narrower size wise, 308's are a far wider motor.

    Quote Originally Posted by 9triton View Post
    autohaus
    would certainly be a rare and unusual thing to bring back to australia.







    2 pages - but micro scale L
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    thats awesome, I had no idea about these things..

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    So do you know if it's a genuine autohaus or not? It's definitely a cool little car, how hard would it be to bring it back to Australia?

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    its a genuine autohaus steinmetz car. I dont think it'd be too hard. just depending on what needs doing I think

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    Definitely the 6 cylinder length shell, look at the sheetmetal extension in front of the radiator

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    That's pretty cool, would you consider bringing it back to Australia? Interesting piece of holds history..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euronymous View Post
    That's pretty cool, would you consider bringing it back to Australia? Interesting piece of holds history..
    If its an easy enough task!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PXL265 View Post
    But not many here or in the Philippines.

    SBC if it fits, bits are easy to get anywhere. The Holden stuff, I doubt you would find anyone who has Holden bits, let alone know what a Holden is....

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    Holden v8 the rh bank is offset forward with starter on left

    Sbc is reverse of this to package in lhd car

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    Looks like body is still in great shape,rare these days.

    Extractors,M/cyl-booster & steering clearance is a cunt no matter what you do...easiest cheat method is m/cyl bolted straight to firewall with short pushrod like hk-g drum brake cars had.

    Steering can just do 2 or 3 steering knuckle conversion like crs sell for chev into lj.

    Engine bay looks like normal 6cyl body just has metal shroud in front of radiator pushing it closer to engine.

    You will want good brakes & steering setup as they're scary lil things with decent power.
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    an easy fix is get a mate to drive in front of you at 60 then 80 then 100 and mark in on your speedo with some liquid paper.

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    That's pretty cool! Personally I wouldn't screw with its heritage too much... build a stonkin' 4cyl turdbro (Starfire? ) in it

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    Keep the Opel "Heritage" and put a hot Calibra 2l in it?
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    sr20

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    Yb cosworth to brake the interwebs

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    Nice piece of rarity and interesting Torana.I would leave it as is.

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    Bloody lovely and a cool story too man...

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